Land trusts are responding to clean water concerns
August is National Water Quality Month, and land trusts are perfectly positioned to lead high-profile water quality initiatives that are critically important to the communities where they work.
Polluted drinking water remains Americans’ top environmental concern. Over the course of more than two decades, the polling firm Gallup has consistently found that Americans worry more about the pollution of drinking water than other environmental concerns. Gallup’s most recent poll, released earlier this year, found that 55% of Americans carry “a great deal of worry” about the pollution of U.S. drinking water, and a comparable number carry similar concerns for the health of our rivers, lakes and other waterways.
August is National Water Quality Month, and freshwater pollution can be attributed to many things, but two important sources are agricultural runoff and the chemicals and waste from both industrial and residential development. There is an intimate connection between what happens on our land and the health of the water that flows from it, making August the perfect month to explore the link between land and water protection and why land trusts are perfectly positioned to lead high-profile water quality Read more